Sep 7, 2011 in Blog Articles

What on earth does test tube meat have to do with filtration products? You may well ask. The simple answer is that they both in their own way are helping to save the planet.Did you know that the earth’s population is currently 6.9 billion and should hit the 7 billion mark shortly before the end of 2011? By 2050 total population is estimated to reach 9.3 billion, an increase of 35%. However, because of the growing affluence in the developing world, it is expected that meat consumption ought to double. So Dr Mark Post, professor of physiology at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, and his team are growing meat in test tubes from stem cells of healthy cows. They hope to be able to produce the first test tube grown hamburger by the end of this year. Research at Oxford University has shown that in vitro meat production would result in a 35-60% reduction in energy consumption, would require 98% less land, and would reduce green house gas emission by 80-95% compared to conventional farming.We at Filcon Filters are dedicated to cleaning up water and reducing its consumption by providing all sorts of filtration products. The picture on the left is the NanoCeram which is an electropositive filter cartridge based on nano alumina fibres where the media is charged and particles opposite to that charge are attracted and absorbed. As a consequence although the media has a pore size of 2 microns it has proved to be effective down to 0.2 micron. Additionally it has a very high dirt holding capacity and allows high flow rates. So Dr Post is growing meat in test tubes which will mean a saving of energy consumption and reduction in green house gases and we at Filcon Filters are endeavouring to promote the reuse and saving of water. So in our own way we are both helping to save the planet.